Decision details

Car Parking Strategy and rural car park review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Policy Development Advisory Group

10 January 2018




(i)         That the town centre parking tariff increases be approved, as set out in the report.


(ii)        That the rural car park investment plan be approved.


(iii)       That the update on the 2017/18 rural figures (first year of the Annual Parking Disc Scheme) and emerging Parking Strategy be noted.




The purpose of increasing the town centre parking tariffs is to:


1. Standardise parking prices across the town bringing them more in line with each other

2. Use pricing to improve the spread of parking across the town and attempt to reduce the use in the areas of highest demand

3. Introduce a better relationship between the hourly, daily and annual costs for parking.

4. Increase income to meet the needs of the medium term financial strategy.


Approving the rural car park improvement plan will allow us to progress with those improved changes to the car parks as agreed when the Annual Parking Scheme was introduced.

Report author: Chris Lyons

Publication date: 29/01/2018

Date of decision: 25/01/2018

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/02/2018

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